Philbrook Opens Precious Possessions: The Art of the Portrait Miniature

The Philbrook presents Precious Possessions: The Art of the Portrait Miniature on view April 10 – July 3, 2011.

Philbrook’s Starr collection of portrait miniatures forms the basis for this focused look at the rarified genre of the portrait miniature. Much more than simple likenesses, these complex and exquisite objects were worn as jewelry, exchanged as gifts and lover’s tokens, and created to commemorate departed loved ones. Full scale portraits, satirical prints and sentimental literature of the period will be included in the exhibition and will help illuminate the art and culture behind the portrait miniature.

Philbrook Museum of Art 2727 South Rockford Road Tulsa OK 74114
918 749-7941
800 324 7941
www.philbrook.org

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